303 tribute from this estate of ga 60,000 from the beginning of Margasira of the year Vijaya.* 241. THE MTJHAMMADAJs CONQUEST OF Anantaraja Devacoda Maharaja, the adopted son of Kumara Ananta, was installed upon the throns. As the Ifuhamrnadans who became very powerful by this time bc2«iii gradually to encroach on their country, the Matlb chiefs lost their hold upon Poruniamilla, Baddevolu, Duwurii Centura and Kamalapuram, Anantaraja, who had given up hopes of ever recovering this territory was carrying on the administra- tion of the simas of Pulugula-watfw, Pottapi-natfu and Siddha- vatain, ......... for a period of twelve years with the help *.f !m uncle, EUamaraja. Abdulla Kutubu Saha of Goltonda who was the PJdiiaih of the Deccan at that time, having understood that the kings of Karnataka who were the masters of the Narapati throne lost all their vigour subsequent to the death of Vira Venkatapati- deva Maharaya, and that the country belonging to the army of the Raya (Eayara&iiva] was planged in confusion and disorder owing to the predominance of the palaigars who began to rule their respective principalities in utter disregard of tlie central government, despatched an army to subdue all the land and hill-forts in Kar^ataka and establish his garrisons therein. Nawab Mir Jumla Sayyid Muhammad assumed the command of this army to execute the orders of the Padu^afa. Having entered Karnataka with his army, he sent two Muhammadan officers and a Brahman, Bak§iTriambaka RSvti, with some forces to effect the conquest of the country from the side of SiddEa- vatam and attach the conquered territory. These two officer! marched with their forces and camped near Siddhavataro. Mafla Anantarajayya Devacoda Maharaja marched with all tw army, accompanied by his uncle EEsinarlja in 8.8. 1871 Yikrtif, and having engaged them in a battle cat off their *Nor. 16&3.